Rolling in the Debt

Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake’s (R) pop-culture analogies for Washingtonian problems may seem kitschy on any other day, but today it provided a respite from the sea of similar budget statements flooding the inbox.


The U.S. is so broke that at an average cost of about $13, more than 1.2 trillion copies of Adele’s “21” album could be purchased with our $15.3 trillion debt. That’s 187,500 times the current amount of record sales for “21.”

Wait for the pun…

“We’re rolling in deep debt,” said Flake.

Don’t forget to tip your waitress. Oh wait, we ran out of money.


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